The Dallas Cowboys won’t have head coach Mike McCarthy for rookie minicamp this weekend.
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, McCarthy is recovering from a back procedure he underwent earlier this week. In place of McCarthy, Dallas owner Jerry Jones and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn spoke to reporters at rookie minicamp.
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Dallas made eight selections in last month’s draft, starting with Michigan defensive tackle Mazi Smith (27th overall) in round one. Their other picks were Michigan tight end Luke Schoonmaker, Texas linebacker DeMarvion Overshown, San Jose State defensive end Viliami Fehoko, North Carolina offensive tackle Asim Richards, Southern Miss corner Eric Scott Jr., Kansas State running back Deuce Vaughn and South Carolina wideout Jalen Brooks.
The Cowboys hired McCarthy as their new head coach in 2020 after moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy was previously head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 2006 to 2018, leading the organization to a Super Bowl 45 championship in the 2010 season.
McCarthy and the Cowboys have recorded back-to-back 12-win seasons. They soundly defeated Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round but couldn’t get much offense going in their NFC Divisional Round loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
It’s been widely suggested that the Cowboys will need to go on a deep playoff run for McCarthy to retain his position beyond 2023. The team hasn’t played in the NFC Championship game since 1995, their last Super Bowl-winning season.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.